- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins couple is on trial for the child abuse of their 7-year-old daughter, who weighed just 37 pounds and was unable to speak when she was taken from their home in 2013.

The Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/2etAK1l ) Doug and Leah Dyer are charged with felony child abuse.

Prosecutors argued during opening statements Monday that the Dyers didn’t properly care for their daughter, who was diagnosed with a seizure condition.

Attorneys representing the couple put the blame on the child’s doctors for failing to ensure her parents understood how to treat and deal with the medical condition.

The child was placed into foster care after Leah Dyer’s mother reported her concerns to the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled for next week.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com


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